Playing the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on VH-1 is something an artist can only dream about. Well, that dream has already become a reality for former Dallas singer/songwriter Bart Van Bemmel. Bart's song Something (Afterglow) took home first prize in VH-1’s “Rock Across America” Songwriting Contest where he and his band got to share the stage with rock legend John Fogerty. Soon Bart and his band would go on to work with Grammy nominated engineer/producer Chris Bell (Destiny's Child, Fuel, Polyphonic Spree, Erykah Badu, Kenny Wayne Sheppard), producer Alex Gerst (Ellie Goulding), and Billboard Award winner Redbeard (Nationally syndicated show In the Studio).
As the years passed some of Bart's songs would end up landing him invites to play several festivals including SXSW; mainstream radio airplay in Texas/New York/Canada; Securing top spots in songwriting contests; being offered two recording deals and tours from named labels.
Now no longer chasing elusive record deals, Van Bemmel balances his time with two touring acts -- Lithium: The 90’s Experience, Wild Boys: The Duran Duran Experience, as well as a session musician/musician-for-hire. Van Bemmel’s experience recently landed him deal as an official Prestige Guitars artist, as well as an endorser for SIT Strings, In Tune Guitar Picks, WB Gear, Lock-It Guitar Straps, Pig Hog Cables, and ChromaCast. After Lithium launched less than a year ago – they quickly caught the eye of Rocky Mountain High Hemp Infused Energy Drinks as a sponsor where they perform at their special events and tours.